Ausangate Tour have wonderful scenery in the whole cusco surrounded , with many Andean flora and founa and wildlife and also glaciers and high alpine lakes with diferent colors. Its also one of the most challenging in the cusco region with three diferent high passes over 5,000 metres/ 16000 feet. On a clear day, Apu Ausangate dominates Cusco’s southern skyline. During the whole Ausangate trek circuit we pass local villages where the people still dressing their typical attire.

Itinerary

For start the Ausangate Tour, we depart from  Cusco early in the morning for three hour ride in private transport to the village of Tinqui (3800 metres/ 12 464 feet). As Tinqui is located on the new Interoceanic highway we can now arrive here much more quickly that in previous years. We pass through beautiful countryside and several traditional villages. After lunch in Tinqui the first 3 hours on the trail  are wonderful scenery of the Cordillera Vilcanota and  with great views of Ausangate glacier. We will hike  for two hours more until the hot springs to have lunch (4,400 metres/ 14432 feet) then we continue walking to our camp site.

  • Hiking Time: 6 – 7 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 10 km / 6.21 miles
  • Lowest Point: 3,800 m / 12,467 ft
  • Highest Point: 4,600 m / 15,088 ft

After breakfast during the hike we will cross our Apacheta pass (4,850 metres/ 15908 feet). From here, we continue 3½ hours down the valley, passing the lake of Puqa Q’ocha, we see the turquoise Lake Jatun Puqa Q’ocha. Then we ascend the second pass of Arapa  (16 072 feet), we walk down for two hours for the next camp site.

  • Hiking Time: 7 – 8 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 12 km / 7.45 miles
  • Lowest Point: 4,550 m / 14,924 ft
  • Highest Point: 5,000 m / 16,400 ft

Today’s nutritious breakfast makes us ready to go exploring the Rainbow Mountains and for the most strenuous day. After enjoying our breakfast early in the morning, we’ll hike up for about 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the next pass at 5,000 m / 16,400 ft, from which we’ll see the famous Rainbow Mountains in a further direction. We’ll walk downhill on a steeper section trail to get the flatter section, we will then continue hiking up to the Rainbow Mountains for about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Upon our arrival we’ll savor the unique vistas of the Rainbow Mountains, after that, we’ll return on the same trail to our camp site where we’ll have lunch , After having a delicious lunch, we’ll continue hiking to the next camp site called Ausangate Qocha 4,700 m / 15,416 ft, for about 2 hours and 30 minutes. All meals included.

  • Hiking Time: 9 – 10 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 14 km / 8.69 miles
  • Lowest Point: 4,600 m / 15,088 ft
  • Highest Point: 5,000 m / 16,400 ft

after having breakfast we will begin again with our next  challange , the trail takes us to the next pass called Palomani that is at 5,130m / 16,826 feet the highest pass on the whole trail; We will see several different colored lakes and lunch beside the little river , after lunch  we’ll walk up for 2 more hours to the next camp spot located at an elevation of 4,750 m / 15,580 feet.

  • Hiking Time: 7 – 8 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 10 km / 6.21 miles
  • Lowest Point: 4,600 m / 15,088 ft
  • Highest Point: 5,130 m / 16,826 ft

Wake up!… to have another great day, after having breakfast we’ll hike up for 3 hours  to the last pass called Jhampa 5,030 m / 16,498 ft,  today we enjoying the deep blue lagoons, and alpine glacial colored lakes along the way. Views of the massive Ausangate Mountain , then trek downhill to get our last scenic lunch spot. After lunch we’ll trek for 2  more hours to get the Pacchanta village . Where we’ll have a chance enjoy the hot springs (optional) then we  drive back to Cusco for about 3 hours. End of Ausangate Tour.

  • Hiking Time: 7 – 8 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 11 km / 6.83 miles
  • Lowest Point: 4,300 m / 14,104 ft
  • Highest Point: 5,030 m / 16,498 ft

* We need a minimum of 2 people to run the tour. We guarantee that your tour will be limited to a maximum of 8 people.

We are the only Travel Agency to Machu Picchu that works exclusively with specialists and experts.
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Price

$850Tour
  • Pre Trek Briefing
  • Transportation from your hotel in Cusco to the start of the hike and back to your hotel at the end
  • Round trip train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back to Cusco
  • Bus tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Hostal in Aguas Calientes
  • Entry fee to the Ausangate mountain.
  • Tents – 2 people in a 4 person tent which allows for greater comfort.
  • Basic foam mattress. If you require greater comfort during the trek we can hire you an inflatable mattress (eg. Thermarest)
  • Toilet tent
  • Horses (for equipment and personal items) including horsemen. They carry camping equipment, food and kitchen utensils. We provide duffel bags at your briefing for your personal items (up to 7 kg/15lbs per person).
  • Experienced tour guide fluent in English, Spanish and Quechua. Our guides are equipped and trained to practice First-Aid, administer oxygen if needed, and conduct radio communication.
  • 1 emergency horse which can be ridden if you are feeling ill or if are a little slower
  • Tents for our staff to sleep in, sleeping bags & mattresses plus a budget for their meals.
  • Complete meals and snacks during the trip. Our experienced chefs make amazing meals in the middle of the mountains and are also used to preparing dishes for people with different food restrictions or lifestyles, so please let us know your preferences and we will make sure to meet your dietary needs
  • Optional vegetarian food.
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Extra expenses.
  • Breakfast – Day 1.
  • Lunch & dinner – Day 6.
  • Pillows.
  • Tips (optional).
  • Original passport and student ISIC card (if applicable).
  • Sleeping bag (or you can rent one from us).
  • Walking Sticks.
  • A small day backpack to carry your personal belongings (the horses will carry the items that you do not need during the day).
  • Bathing suit (if you would like to enjoy the hot springs )
  • clothes for the whole period of the trek – prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended. Extra socks are a must
  • Sandals or plastic slip on thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breath in the evenings if you wish to carry them.
  • Camera and extra batteries((batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Flashlight
  • Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March)
  • Comfortable hiking clothes
  • Bug repellent
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Warm clothes for the nighttime including thermals, warm hat, and gloves(This is a particularly cold trek, you should make sure you have a lot of very warm clothes)
  • Travel towel
  • Water bottle and about 1 liter of water for the first day until lunch, and after that we will supply you with boiled water for the rest of the hike.
  • We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET
  • Toilet paper, pack in & pack out
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require.
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WHY BOOK TRIPS WITH US ?

Mamacoca Expeditions is a nature-loving travel agency with extensive experience in hike and long walks that will make your trip unforgettable.

SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE

We do not settle for existing routes, we continue creating new routes to Machupicchu. More info select the tab “Expeditions”

CAMPING EQUIPMENT

Mamacoca Expeditions, has highly qualified equipment for the mountains, when renting equipment with us, you will be renting quality.

EXPERT GUIDES

We count, not with workers; if not with “partners”; our guides have extensive experience in the world of tourism. There is no question that they can not answer.

DELICIOUS FOODS

Peru is characterized in having one of the best meals of the world, we take this gastronomy to the mountains.